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Tuesday, September .15, 1953
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triTLt MAN ON CAMPUS
by Dick UbW
Youth, when thought Is speech, and speech
Is tmth. Walter Scott
The position of youth is one of the great
est problems facing any society. Its place
cannot be assigned like that of a coal miner.
For a miner has a definite purpose to extract
coal from the earth. Youth has no pre-de-termined
function. Each society must define
that function for itself.
The Puritans dealt with youth simply and
forcefully. Youth should be seen and not
heard, they said.
Ths Nazi! and the Russian Communists
settled the problem Just as simply by appro
priating youth for indoctrination with the
ideals of their society.
According t a cliched tradition, youth of
western civilization is expected to prepare
Itself for the time when it will control the
affairs of the world. In the past youth sup
posedly has not been told what -to believe.
We have been Informed that society intends
to teach youth what society knows and then
- V to allow youth to choose its own path.
t i Theoretically youth has been offered the
J " , opportunity to judge western society.
'v-:.':.VTha day, however, appears to be drawing
v to a close In our country. Youth is instructed
v , in the character of American society, and
rightly so. But it is also told that any varia
tion, any deviation, any change from certain
!C Pfe-detormiried characteristics is un-Ameri-
"ruv. . . ,
I - ; i Take, for example, the case of one fra
fernfty which recently, at Its national conven-
lori tertainecl a proposal which would
itiave removed racial restrictions from its eon-
stitution. While the proposed amendment
v . ; t?otild thfloubtedly have been defeated any
way", one of the national officers, a man of
$ ome fifty or sixty years, warned the dele-
aim gateiuiai xne consiraraonai tnange wouia
"have "been the first stop toward Communism"
fcnd that "any change 1s a victory for the
forces f Communism."
What kind of thinking is that?
Our society seems to have reached the
point that whenever a change is suggested, all
the opposition has to do is shout "Commu
nism!" and the proposal is certain of defeat
Youth is not being allowed to Judge the
world on unbiased terms. Whichever way it
turns, youth finds the world already judged,
with each characteristic labeled "American"
and "un-American." The objective of the
labelers is an unchanging, society. But the re
sult of their efforts may be a lifeless -automaton
with no depth of thought or feeling.
Believing that youth must be free to con
sider all situations, Ideas and beliefs on their
own merits, The Nebraskan editorials during
the coming semester will be dedicated to a
frank, uninhibited analysis of facets of west
ern life from tha college campus to the
halls of the United Nations. We will not have
our opinions formed . for us. We shall feel'
free to draw our own conclusionswhether
or not they agree vwith prevailing official
If we arrive at somewhat different answers
to the problems of the world, we shall not
feel "un-American." We shall consider our
selves all the more American, for our aim is
a continual testing and re-testing of our so
ciety in an effort to keep it superior to any
other way of life in the world today.
But the objective of youth . Is not change.
Change must be made by men whd run the
world's machinery. Youth can only Judge.
Perhaps the thinking of youth, if it Is honest
and accurate, will influence the affairs of the
world. What is more importantis that youth
discover what the world is like and what
youth itself thinks.
The difference between these two concepts
challenges youth to progress when youth has
grown into -positions of influence in society.
In the meantime youth can only search
and test. It can only call the balls and strikes
in the world game of baseball.
We hope that youth is not afraid to dis
agree with the umpire, who too has only two
eyes and two ears.
The Nebraskan's editorials will not be
afraid to disagree. K.R.
V - JL M, d armed services? The original cut in the
k i i HQ FirST OlQDS '" AFROTC program was supposed to reflect the
? .V Uncertain teps in strange new atmos- rtAaeOoa in the objective number-of Air
f, "fcher ... rorce wings-'
The first contact with ft dream of things Certainly nothing has hinted the restora-
4 .rC'Tto come. ' tion of any of the Air Force's budget cut.
' - An'tmcertain, if, essentially brave, swagger. In fact, all. indications point to even greater
'')yb)m are fhe. signs of the freshman. slashings, next year. ' .
v But they are natural signs. One . . must -
" blunder first before acquiring the carriage of Although all Air Force cadets are no longer
. confidence, assured of ft commission upon graduation, ac-
;fcs. r . cdfding to the latest order, they will still re
mma jj long-sought goal when reached sort t. wive the same government pay during the
Ttas&t your hreath away. The Wgh school :vis-: : ; ehool yajr. -
r , Ion of collegiate life come true is beyond im Why then the change in orders? Any hoped-
"-w"mediate assimilation. So, the first steps are or economy has been eliminated. The cadets
rwbesitant may not even receive commissions.
tJ2 The vast and seemingly impersonal machin- . But their draft deferments will Temaln in
w"Mtcy f the University is too imposing for one force. At least the cadets Vfljne allowed to '
to go unimpressed. You can only pretend to complete school.
be sophisticated. And, at that, not too well. Perhaps the Department of Defense has
Don't let the tipperclassmen fool you with taken pity on students who stand to lose
jtheir ease and casual unconcern. They have tbeir deferments.
Jonly learned to pretend a little better than r perhaps a few influential heads were
you. They have had more practice. threatened in the economy drive. At any
V - And don't let the buildings fool you either. Tate, the 1-D draft status of several thousand
.They are only stone, wood, desks, chairs, lec- Air Force cadets has been saved.
terns plus a little ivy here and there. Oh May they spend the year paying homage
Vyes, and miles of corridor. You'll learn that W Atl unknown intercessor. K.R.
The -professors. Hard to say. Some will A Ml SSI HQ WOfCf
scare you. at iirst, some will always eeare - v v.j ? n u tt i
n. k - , - , going to he hard to call the University
IZS Z Ul8ht1ld1be::. newspaper The Nebraskan. Somehow, the
Wmnh0Te?Uv ny wiU ln- "Daily" seems to belong there.
ZZrl?? i7 t0 he? 7ou0tn it's going to be even harder to miss pub-
r ?. nowever' untI1 you toeIp yourseiI lishing a Thursday paper.
You may think they are teaching you. ttbt :: JS W "r
altogether. For, they too are learning. Among : Tntn 1 a 7 f
themselves they say, -You do not really begin ; kfnow' Aricles of cour8f wm
to lerm imffl you teach;- J" ave 10 be 8hortened. PrhP ven eliminated
The learning process? Becoming educated? lnsme CBSeS
.. You do that yourself. The onlv thinp the nrn- XJndoubtedly the paper's effectiveness in
fesson-s really teach you is how to learn. publicizing campus events will be reduced.
' ' it Thursday night's activities will have to be
College life is not easy to explain, but then, announced in Wednesday's paper. Wednes-
nelther is anything which Involves many in- day's news wil1 have 10 walt until Friday 'or
dividwals with separate personalities. RalUes, rePrtln&
down slips, hour dances, plnnlngs, cuts, mi- "A"
gratljonsall these are a part of it. They will No one hates to see The Dally Nebraskan
have) more or less meaning to you dependent lose its name more tnan the staff- No one will
on . 'your personality and the circumstances work hai"di r during the semester to restore at
,inder which they occur. least four lssues a week.
It -would take something away from col- While the future of the paper Is not known
, legiate life If you did not find out yourself. 8ome members of the Committee on Student
Kind of like finding out the ending of a Publications appear to believe that the paper
mystery before reading the book. Thus, cer- might resume s daily status If a substantial
tain phases of campus life defy explanation Proflt CBn be shown this semester,
and must be reserved for future experience. rhe resPnsibility for that profit rests on
So, Instead of being satisfied to say, "Wei- the shoulders of the present staff. Expendi-
come Freshmen," The Nebraskan thought it tures must 1,6 held to 8 minimum and adver-
rnight be hetter to say, "Don't worry if your tismg must increased appreciably,
first few steps falter a bit. -Just remember
. where you are going." "We shall cut every possible corner to save
YouTl make it. ED. money, believing that the University needs
" ' " r . ' and deserves a daily newspaper. But we shall
XT. . f ' - n0t freet that 7116 Nebraskan must serve
- ; J0 1S, CCOflOmV thC Unlverslty this semester. No amount of
V i. ,j : , savings will justify poor newspaper service.
""" 'in It J- ,t t StOTy f thC the staff regrets th 2atUm of
7Z 5 Z!f ordT Tfucing another IS8Ue week-we 8haU main dd-
r; :;lrwIC e"rollme"t nation is cated to producing an outstanding publication
given Jor the change of policy. three times a week.
S hTet fldmin58tration 18 , And sba continually strive to put the
7-O.Btlng h-ifa drive for economy In the Daily back in The Nebraskan.-K.R.
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The Student Speaking
"After revfemlhc your case we're still m a flnandary Mind
stepping around here for a moment?"
Too Smart To Teach?
Curious New Philosophy
Hurts Bright Teachers
The following editorial is re
printed from the St Louis Post
Dispatch.) This may come as a shock,
but it appears to be a fact that
some school administrators who
are responsible for selecting
teachers believe that a teacher
can be too bright for his own
good. A person with high grades
in college and a deep knowledge
of the subject matter he pro
poses to teach is thereby con
sidered disqualified for teaching.
For this lesson in the anti
intellectualism of the age, with
special application to what is
called "life-adjustment educa
tion," we are indebted to the
Richmond Times Dispatch,
which had a recent trmrmatic
experience along this line that
will ' probably leave permanent
scars on its editorial conscience.
. The Times-Dispatch had noted
with horror an address by Pro
fessor Arthur E. Bestor Jr of
the University of Illinois, in
which he offered evidence to
show that young people who do
well in college may find their
scholastic achievements n mark
against them when they seek
employment as teachers. .
One such college graduate who
had met all requirements for
teach& certificate l&ld Profes
sbr Bestor of her Interview with
a professor of education in
charge of teacher placement. Her
grade average in English, she
was informed, was too high. Said -the
"He told me that prospective
teachers of English who had
straight-A averages were very
apt to become scholars Tather
than good teachers. He stressed
overpnthusiasm for subject mat
ter, saying that good students
seldom have the ability to un
derstand people. Emphasis on
subject matter and knowledge
of it, he implied, were out-dated
because 'we don't teach subject
matter, we teach children.' "
Understandably enough the
Times-Dispatch found the idea
that a teacher could know too
much about her subject '"little
short of insane." Not all good
scholars are good teachers, obvi
ously, but It certainly a weird
sort of logic which holds that
all good scholars are bad teach
ers. The Times-Dispatch ex
pressed itself to this effect, and
then complacently remarked:
"We haven't heard of any such
idiocies in the public school sys
tem of Virginia. It is fervently
to be hoped that none will put
in their appearance."
' The had news came an by re
turn mail. Several teachers
wrote the Times-Dispatch to say
that Virginia, alas, was as much
a prey to these "idiocies.as other
Br DEL nARDING
Hello, hello, welcome and wel
come back as the case may be.
Now that the frats and sororities
have as usual pledged "just our
best pledge class ever!" and the
freshmen have struggled through
the maze known as "New Stu
den Week" things are approach
ing normal classes.
Hear it's not so normal, though,
for over 100 members of the
Country Club set of ROTO
the non-flight boys In AFROTC
If the AF would plan with the
money it has on hand instead of
the money it hopes to get both
the AF and its ROTC students
would be ; much less confused
and much better off.
Although the latest word is
the deferments will continue,
number of seniors will most
likely not receive commissions
SCOOP Playinr for the
nomecoming Dance following
the Colorado rame will be one
of the top three recording or
chestras In the country s last
year: either Ralph Flanaran,
Ray Anthony, or the Saater
Finetan orchestra. And as "an
extra added attraction" will be
one of the country's leading
male vocalists who should
suit yon to a T."
Also heard the editor of this
paper had a trip to Russia in
the offing but it fell through
someone no doubt informed the
As you probably know, the
Nebraskan will be published
thrice weekly, but if the Board
of Student Publications runs
true to form the mast will event
ually read "The Occasional Nebraskan."
Stuart theater after p.m
price: tOc At the Varsity tt''
76. Remedy: ne show. Just
In case you frosh are wonder
ing who the students are goin
around with the woebegone
"what'll 1 do with myself" look,
they are the senior "has-beens
the frustrated M.B.'s and In
nocents who are now "activitv.
states. One told of having been
lectured by her principal about
the grave handicap she carried
of a cum laude degree:
"He Insinuated I was doonwd
to be a failure as a teacher. He
maintained that a thorough
knowledge of the subject matter
which I was to teach was not
necessary. On the contrary, the
best teachers, according to him,
art those who have only a slight
knowledge of subject matter.
We do not doubt that Missouri
and Illinois, as well as Virginia
can produce examples of this
curious philosophy of education.
The teachers' colleges have put
so much exaggerate emphasis
on educational methods at the
expense of content that it was
probably inevitable that some
day the educators would come
out into the open with a claim
that teachers can know too
much. Well, there it is.
'Stop' Says Cop;
By PAT BALL
Even policemen sometimes fail
to their own orders. The Batta
lion of Texas A&M College re
ports an incident in which a
traffic patrol car submitted an
ancient jalopy to a safety check.
The driver was told to proceed
at 25 miles an hour in front of
the police car and to stop when
the heard the police car's horn.
The driver did so. The police
car rammed the jalopy.
Then there were the two stu
dents from Texas A&M College
who decided to sepnd an after
noon swimming in Lake Trinidad
near Corsicana. After what they
termed as an "invigorating
swim," thhe two found out the
"'lake" was -wage disposal for
Balls and I Worth.
Even witi -he fish kingdom
has been touched by the far
reaching arms of television. Uni
versity of o Wisconsin scientists
are now using a submersible
television camera to snoop on
the private lives of fish. Ex
plorations have been carried on
to a depth of 100 feet.
Monday morning I had
through the most aoriquaiea' acdi
asinine registration proeedure
known to this campus tne Dron'
My "drop slip," signed by the
Director of the Journalism
school, seemed satisfactory
enough until I got to the Check
Table, when the axe felt
I was informed that I must
return to Burnett Hall to have
my drop slip signed by the Dean
of the Arts and Sciences college
Why? No one seemed to know
So I went
Arriving in the Dean's office?
I was greeted pleasantly by j':
secretary, who took my droj,'
slip, smiled, and stamped it.
asked her why I had to have the
signature, and she replied rather
uncertainly that it was a check
on the number of hours being
carried. Did she look my regis,
tration form xip and see? No.
I asked her if our advisors
were not considered competent
enough to check on this when1
they filled out our drop slips,
and she had no reply. So ,
grudgingly trapsed back to the
M & N building, "back to the
Check Table, and up to th
woman who had sent me on mji
She smiled also, looked at the1
signature, folded the forms ani
put them in an envelope and
handed them back to me. jf
asked her why I had to come all
the way back over just to haW
her fold a few papers for me;
She just laughed and said "My
you just can't win for losing'
No, guess not. I
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LOW EST PRICES
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Hybred I Expanded Ag Union
Corn i Plans Festive Year
By D WIGHT JTJNDT
As this is our first issue of
the current semester and perhaps
my first meeting with many of
you, editorially speaking, may I
welcome you to the Ag College
campus. An especially hearty
greeting goes to you students
who are getting your first
glimpse of college life.
As you probably noted the .
title of this column is "Hy
bred Corn." Although you farm
folks know that the corn crop
t, or trnnm to tt printed." "
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WUht Nmn Mltor. Cyathte Hendenoa
wasn't record hreaking in Ne
braska this year, I guarantee
there is no shortage as far as
this column is concerned . . . but
you'll find that out yourself.
1 was talking to Mrs. Peters,
Ag Union Social Director, last
week and it looks like Ag Col
lege is in for another big year if
the Ag Union has anything to say
about it Plans are already being
formulated for the Fall Roundup
which will be held Oct. 2. The
first meeting of the Board of
Managers of the Ag Union will
be held Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The Ag Student Union and
Dell Bre an excellent place for
students to get acquainted, per
fect for coke and coffee dates.
Plan to stop at the Ag Union "at
least once every Bay as it is the
hub of Ag affairs.
Beet wishes for a successful
semester to Carolyn Ross who is
chairman of Ag Union Activities.
Carolyn is also a member of the
Board of Managers along with
Junior Knobel, Don Lees, and
Evelyn Lauritzen. These four
represent the Ag Union on the
Student Union Board of Man
agers. Campus athletes will be glad
to know that the Ag Union has
expanded its facilities for sports
and is now equipped for football,
Softball, tennis, and horseshoes.
This is the first time that equip
ment for all these sports has
been available for a number of
years. If this equipment is
handled with reasonable care
and properly checked in and out,
this practice will be continued.
Beports say that the senior
livestock judging team has been
practicing all summer and are
really in shape for coming con
tests. Of course reports didn't
say what the boys have been
judging, but that is immaterial.
In fact some of the boys are so
eager that they have been down
to the state fair judging all week
and Alex had to twist their arms
only half way around.
Well, -that's all for now. So
long till next week.
BY CHICK TAYLOR
New classes, new professors,
new subjects (maybe), new
school paper, new editor and a
new humor column. We'll even
try to give
, you a few new
have orders to
keep it light,
heck ling, no
satire, no per
O.K., so it aint no editorial coW
"'Mr. Jones, I'm afraid your
son is spoiled. .
"I beg your pardon, Mr. Smith.
I disagree with you."
"Well, have it your way, but
come and see what the steam
roller just did to him"
And that brings to mind the
young NU co-ed who was asked
why she had selected the colleue
"Well," she said, "I came here
to be went with, but I ain't yet "
"I guess I've lost another
pupil," said the professor as his
glass eye rolled down the sink.
ftwfoe, naowwd SagM Uttrvtwn pmhtm, rys
"I want to Iiave WordsworlK
you about underwear!"
With devilish gleam in his eye, Professor Stodge tells hi
students, "Dafoe we go any further, let me tell you about
real Jockey brand comfort. You'll never find a Chaucer
pair of shorts anywhere, Keats. Byron or two pair and
see for yourself!"
laffjr Jfit smmtii, snag (it that h xshsWelf te&sftl
fwot Mow' niecM ar nri.f.,i;w r- - "J'"''T
cnutefi into one smooth-fitting garment.
Nwrr.fv.iora' heat resistant rubber in
waistband outlasts other leading brands
hhHl around the legs.
Unkp J? no-gap front opening.
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